Category Archive: Founding Ideas

Founder’s Council ~ Patrick Henry: Constitution Designed For The People To Restrain Government

  “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.” –Patrick Henry (American Lawyer, patriot, and orator, symbol of the American struggle for liberty, 1736-1799)          

This Day In History July 2, 1644 – The Struggles of the English People: Battle of Marston Moor

  A 130 years before the American Revolution Scottish Covenanters and English Parliamentarians join in battle with English Royalist forces over issues of protection of royal rule, its penchant for nobility militarism and feudalism versus democracy, moderate republicanism, constitutional guarantees and Puritanism   The Battle of Marston Moor was fought on 2 July 1644, during …

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Benjamin Rush: Religion in education offers virtue and liberty, the object of republican government

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    “The only foundation for a useful education in a republic is to be laid in religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all republican governments.” — Benjamin Rush         Benjamin Rush (January 4, …

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